The occupied Osprey platform is not at Robert Treman SP but at Allan H Treman
State Marine Park in the field north of the marina. The unoccupied Hogs Hole
platform is in the same park but west of the marina. Union Field is in adjacent
Cass Park, and the Newman Golf Course platform is at the northwest corner of
the course next to the woods along the east bank of Cayuga Inlet. Last year I
repeatedly saw an Osprey carrying prey south along the Inlet, but I don’t know
where the nest was/is.
Great Blue Herons will commute several miles between their nest colony and
their feeding sites. I have seen colonies in upper Robert Treman SP, and in
state forests in the hills years ago, but I don’t know of any current nearby
locations. I think there have been fewer Great Blue Herons along Cayuga Inlet
north of the bridges since the Cayuga Waterfront Trail was put in past the
NYSDOT yard north of the college boathouses, and since the surge in popularity
of kayaking and paddle-boarding, because these herons don’t like people to come
too close, but I have noticed several Great Blue Herons at dusk around the
mouth of Fall Creek, so they may be feeding in the area when fewer people are
- - Dave Nutter
> On Nov 7, 2017, at 12:40 PM, Candace Cornell <cec...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Pardon my delayed response, as I was traveling I have nesting data on 124
> osprey nests as part of my Cayuga Lake Basin Osprey Project and can easily
> tell you the few osprey nests by the Cayuga inlet. I know where there are
> GBHE rookeries, in the area, but not near Stewart Park and the Inlet where
> the birds hang out.
> Osprey nest occupied by breeding pairs in the southern end of lake: Stewart
> Park behind Youth Bureau, Robert Treman Marine Park, Union Field. This is the
> southern point of their nesting in the basin as far as I know. Let me know
> if you find any.
> Osprey nest platforms not yet occupied in the southern end of lake: southend
> of Stewart Park footbridge to Newman Golf Course, Newman Golf Course west
> end, Hogs Hole, and Cherry Street.
> Other area osprey pairs that also fish in the inlet and southern end of
> Cayuga are nesting at McGowen Fields and the Cornell Ponds.
> Query cayugabirds-l (firstname.lastname@example.org) about the locations of
> heron rookeries on Six Mile Creek and other promising places. EBird might
> also be a help.
> Let me know if you need more info or find any nests in the lake's southern
> end or inlet that are not listed on the Cayuga Lake Trail Map (below), which
> includes 69 nests in the Cayuga Basin visible from public roads.
> Eyes to the sky!
>> On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 4:26 PM, Gabriel Curran <gj...@cornell.edu> wrote:
>> Hi Candace,
>> I'm doing a project looking at the Cayuga Inlet and I was wondering if you
>> had any data on current osprey nest locations or sitings. Has anyone kept
>> track of this?
>> I'm also looking at blue herons, if you happen to have any similar
>> information on these birds.
>> Gabriel Curran
>> Dual Master's Candidate | City and Regional Planning + Landscape Architecture
>> Cornell University | College of Art, Architecture & Planning
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